Episode 161: No-noodle Lasagna, Nutrition Upgrade Challenge, Cooking with Chickpea Flour

No-noodles here. Just celery root, mushrooms ragu, and cheese!

This week in food news, we learned that stress overrides the benefits of healthful eating on NPR’s The Salt blog. Not cool, stress. Not cool.

Joy sings the praises of a recipe from Modern Potluck, whose author Kristin Donnelly we had on a short while back. (It’s the No-noodle Lasagna made with celery root instead of pasta!)

If 30 day challenges like “The Whole 30” are not your speed (and they are certainly not ours) but you are into improving your nutrition, try the Nutrition Diva’s 30 Day Nutrition Upgrade Challenge. You will definitely eat more vegetables and you don’t have to eliminate anything. It’s a food-positive, weight neutral approach to nutrition.

Joy and Marisa trade tips on cooking with chickpea flour and talk socca and crepe making.

We hope we aren’t bad feminists but we pack our husband’s lunches. We think our tips and strategies could help you pack your own, your kids’, your husband’s too.

At the market we scored some honeynut squash–reported to be more than 10 times sweeter than butternut!

Here’s that link to Joy’s lentil and chicken soup recipe.

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6 thoughts on “Episode 161: No-noodle Lasagna, Nutrition Upgrade Challenge, Cooking with Chickpea Flour”

  1. Thank you, ladies! My meal plan is now filled up with soup. What a way to welcome fall in the Pacific Northwest. I could eat soup everyday, but my family, not so much. I’ve limited myself to once (maybe twice) a week. I have been taking weekly meals to my grandparents and soup is the easiest thing so far. I love hearing you mention Bob’s Red Mill…a place I can visit and shop at. We shopped there as children too-at the actual flour mill. If was dark, had uneven wood floors, and smelled delicious and everything had a fine dusting of flour on it.

    Thank you for the delightful podcast! I really look forward to the inspiration every week. Celery root and chickpea flour-here in come!

  2. The study mentioned on air about the effect on stress and inflammation is interesting. However, stress is not something we can always avoid: layoffs, losses, and deadlines are all parts of life. A couple of years ago, I had been very inspired by this TED talks where speaker Kelly McGonigal explains that stess is not as dangerous as actually *believing* that stress is dangerous: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend I love her recommendation for coping with difficult situations: seeking the company of others to boost your levels of endorphins <3

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